"Never forget"? Sometimes one wonders if they even remember — or want to.
Both the New York and National versions of the New York Times print edition contain no mention of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks 14 years ago in New York and Washington which brought down the World Trade Center buildings, seriously damaged the Pentagon, and killed almost 3,000 people in four different locations: the two WTC buildings, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Jan Crawford of CBS News noted the astonishing absence in a tweet earlier today. The two editions' front pages as seen at the Times's web site are identical (HT Ed Driscoll at Instapundit; a more detailed graphic is here):
Readers could easily and from all appearances quite validly conclude that the Times kept the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks off the front page because it didn't want to distract from President Barack Obama's "victory" on the Iran "deal" — the only story headlined at the top of the front page.
The administration has admitted to the likelihood that Iran will use some of the money it obtains as a result of lifted economic sanctions to fund terrorist activities abroad, making more 9/11-type or even worse attacks far more possible.
The "deal" — or more correctly, what little we know of it, given the side agreements the world, including our own "leaders," are apparently not allowed to see — does not prevent Iran from eventually building nuclear weapons. Times reporters on August 23 acknowledged that "after 15 years ... Iran is free to produce uranium on an industrial scale."
There is also little evidence that Iran is the least bit interested in complying with the letter or the spirit of whatever "deal" President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have concocted, indicating that the country which continually encourages its citizens to shout "Death to America!" and wishes to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth may not be meaningfully deterred in successfully building nuclear weapons much sooner.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.